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47. 1915-1918 JOHN LOWELL .............. Boston, Massachusetts. 48. 1915–1918- CHARLES BLOOD SMITH...... Topeka, Kansas. 49, 1916–1919– ASHLEY COCKRILL'.......... Little Rock, Arkansas. 50. 1916–1917- WALTER GEORGE SMITH. ..... Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 51. 1917-1918– GEORGE T. Page............. Peoria, Illinois. 52. 1917-1920– T. A. HAMMOND............ Atlanta. Georgia. 53. 1917–1920- U.S. G. CHERRY............ Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 54. 1917–1920- CHARLES THADDEUS TERRY... New York, New York. 55. 1918–1921- EDMUND F. TRABUE......... Louisville, Kentucky. 56. 1918-1921- THOMAS H. REYNOLDS..... Kansas City, Missouri. 57. 1918–1921- GEORGE B. YOUNG.... Montpelier, Vermont. 58. 1918-1921- Paul HOWLAND ..... Cleveland, Ohio. 59. 1919 THOMAS C. MCCLELLAN. .... Montgomery, Alabama. 60. 1920– HUGH H. BROWN........... Tonopah, Nevada. 61. 1920 JOHN B. CORLISS............ Detroit, Michigan. 62. 1920 JOHN T. RICHARDS......... Chicago, Illinois. 63. 1921 THOMAS W. BLACKBURN.... Omaha, Nebraska. 64. 1921 WILLIAM BROSMITH ........ Hartford, Connecticut. 65. 1921 S. E. ELLSWORTH........... Jam

... Jamestown, North Dakota. 66. 1921 THOMAS W. SHELTON....... Norfolk, Virginia.

* Deceased.

3 In 1916, by virtue of amendment to Constitution, the number of elective members of Executive Committee was increased from seven to eight.

LIST OF PLACES OF MEETING AND ATTENDANCE
Meeting. Year.
Date.

Place,

Attendance. 1... .1878.... Aug. 21, 22..

Saratoga Springs, N. Y....... 75 2....1879.... Aug. 20, 21. ... Saratoga Springs, N. Y. (no record) 3....1880. ...Aug. 18, 19, 20. .. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 97 4....1881....Aug. 17, 18, 19. . Saratoga Springs, N. Y.

124 5....1882, .Aug. 8, 9, 10, 11 . Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 107 6....1883. .Aug. 22, 23, 24. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 120 7....1884.... Aug. 20, 21, 22. Saratoga Springs, N. Y.

108 8....1885.... Aug. 19, 20, 21. . Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 124 9....1886....Aug. 18, 19, 20. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 137 10....1887.... Aug. 17, 18, 19. ... Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 149 11....1888.... Aug. 15, 16, 17. ... Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 121 12....1889.... Aug. 28, 29, 30 . Chicago, Ill.

158 13....1890....Aug. 20, 21, 22 .Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 132 14.... 1891. Aug. 26, 27, 28, ... Boston, Mass.

202 15....1892. Aug. 24, 25, 26. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 143 16. .1893.... Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1... Milwaukee, Wis.

130 17.

.1894. ... Aug. 22, 23, 24. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 140 18. .1895....Aug. 27, 28, 29, 30....Detroit, Mich.

199 19.... 1896.

. Aug. 19, 20, 21. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 276 20....1897....Aug. 25, 26, 27. Cleveland, Ohio

184 21.

.1898.... Aug. 17, 18, 19. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 227 22. ..1899.... Aug. 28, 29, 30. . Buffalo, N. Y..

227 23....1900....Aug. 29, 30, 31. . Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 230 24. ...1901.... .Aug. 21, 22, 23. Denver, Colo.

306 .1902....Aug. 27, 28, 29. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 230 26.... 1903. ..Aug. 26, 27, 28. Hot Springs, Va.

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250 27....1904 ..Sept. 26, 27, 28. St. Louis, Mo..

451 ..1905. ..Aug. 23, 24, 25. Narragansett Pier, R. I. 277 29.... 1906. .Aug. 29, 30, 31. St. Paul, Minn..

369 30....1907.... Aug. 26, 27, 28. Portland, Maine

402 .1908. . Aug. 25, 26, 27, 28.... Seattle, Washington

312 32. ..1909.... Aug. 24, 25, 26, 27.... Detroit, Michigan

389 33....1910.... Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1... Chattanooga, Tennessee 324 34. ...1911.... Aug. 29, 30, 31. . Boston, Mass.

625 35. .1912. .Aug. 27, 28, 29. Milwaukee, Wis.

558 .1913....Sept. 1, 2, 3.

Montreal, Canada

. 1023 37. .1914. .Act. 20, 21, 22,

Washington, D. C..

.1184 38....1915....Aug. 17, 18, 19. Salt Lake City, Utah.

531 39. ..1916.... Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1... Chicago, Ill.

943 ..1917... . Sept. 4, 5, 6.

Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 598 41. ..1918.... Aug. 28, 29, 30. Cleveland, Ohio

604 42....1919.... Sept. 3, 4, 5.

Boston, Mass.

871 43. ..1920.... Aug. 25, 26, 27. St. Louis, Mo.

727 44. ..1921. ... Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2. Cincinnati, Ohio

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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS*

CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I.

NAME AND OBJECT.

This Association shall be known as “ THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION.” Its object shall be to advance the science of jurisprudence, promote the administration of justice and uniformity of legislation and of judicial decision throughout the Nation, uphold the honor of the profession of the law, and encourage cordial intercourse among the members of the Americar Bar.

ARTICLE II.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP. Any person, on nomination in accordance with the provisions of Article III, shall be eligible to membership in this Association who shall be, and shall have been for three years next preceding nomination, a member in good standing of the Bar of any state.

ARTICLE III.

ELECTION OF MEMBERS.

(a) Nominations for membership shall be made by a majority of the Local Council of the state to the Bar of which the persons nominated belong, and must be transmitted in writing to the Chairman of the General Council, and approved by the Council on vote by ballot, except as provided in sub-division (d) hereof.

(b) The General Council may also nominate members from states having no Local Council, and at the annual meeting of the Association may nominate members from any state of which

* Adopted September 5, 1919.

a majority of the members of the Local Council are not then in attendance; but no such nomination shall be made or considered by the General Council, unless supported by a statement in writing of at least three members of the Association from the same state with the person nominated, or in the absence of three such members, then by three members from a neighboring state or states, to the effect that the person nominated has the qualifications required by the Constitution and desires to become a member of the Association, and that his admission as a member is recommended by the signers of the statement.

(c) All nominations thus made shall be reported by the Council to the Association for its action. The vote shall be taken viva voce, unless any member demand a vote by ballot upon any name thus reported, in which case the Association shall vote thereon by ballot. Five negative votes shall prevent an election.

(d) During the period between annual meetings, members may be elected by the Executive Committee upon the written nomination of a majority of the Local Council of any state. One negative vote in the Executive Committee shall prevent an election.

(e) Persons of distinction who are members of the Bar of another country but not members of the Bar of any state of the United States, may, without formal nomination or certification, be elected by the Executive Committee to be honorary members of the Association. Honorary members shall be entitled to the privileges of the floor during meetings, but shall not be entitled to vote, and they shall pay no dues.

ARTICLE IV.

OFFICERS, COMMITTEES AND SECTIONS. The following officers shall be elected at each annual meeting for the year ensuing:

A President;
A Vice-President from each state;
A Secretary;
A Treasurer;
A General Council, consisting of one member from each

state,

The same person shall not be elected President in two succes

sive years.

The General Council shall be a Committee on Nominations

for office and shall elect its Chairman annually, but the same person shall not be elected Chairman more than

three successive years. There shall be an Executive Committee, which shall consist of the President, the last retiring President, the Chairman of the General Council, the Secretary and the Treasurer, all of whom shall be members ex-officio, together with eight other members to be elected by the Association upon nomination by the General Council, but no member shall be elected more than three years in succession. The President, and in his absence the former President, shall be Chairman of the committee.

The Executive Committee shall have full power and authority, in the interval between meetings of the Association, to do all acts and perform all functions which the Association itself might do or perform, except that it shall have no power to amend the Constitution or By-Laws.

There shall be one or more Assistant Secretaries, who shall be elected by the Executive Committee, and shall hold office at the pleasure of that committee.

The following committees shall be appointed annually by the President for the year ensuing, each to consist of five members, unless otherwise specifically indicated herein:

On Commerce, Trade and Commercial Law;
On International Law;
On Insurance Law;
On Jurisprudence and Law Reform, to consist of 15 members;
On Professional Ethics and Grievances;
On Admiralty and Maritime Law;
On Publicity;
On Publications;
On Noteworthy Changes in Statute Law;
On Legal Aid Work;
On Membership, to consist of such number as the President

may appoint; and On Memorials, of which the Secretary shall be the Chairman.

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